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Review: could Plaquenil cause Myalgia (Muscle aches)?

Summary: Myalgia is found among people who take Plaquenil, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old, have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take medication Methotrexate, and have Rheumatoid arthritis.

We study 14,744 people who have side effects while taking Plaquenil from FDA and social media. Among them, 233 have Myalgia. Find out below who they are, when they have Myalgia and more.

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Plaquenil

Plaquenil has active ingredients of hydroxychloroquine sulfate. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis. (latest outcomes from 15,552 Plaquenil users)

Myalgia

Myalgia (muscle pain) has been reported by people with high blood cholesterol, osteoporosis, high blood pressure, depression, multiple sclerosis. (latest reports from 73,540 Myalgia patients)

On Mar, 21, 2015: 14,744 people reported to have side effects when taking Plaquenil. Among them, 233 people (1.58%) have Myalgia.

Trend of Myalgia in Plaquenil reports

Time on Plaquenil when people have Myalgia * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Myalgia12.50%18.75%12.50%18.75%25.00%6.25%6.25%

Gender of people who have Myalgia when taking Plaquenil * :

FemaleMale
Myalgia85.06%14.94%

Age of people who have Myalgia when taking Plaquenil * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Myalgia0.00%0.00%0.00%3.37%10.58%16.35%36.54%33.17%

Severity of Myalgia when taking Plaquenil ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Myalgia0.00%40.00%60.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Myalgia ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Myalgia0.00%33.33%66.67%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Rheumatoid arthritis (69 people, 29.61%)
  2. Osteoporosis (24 people, 10.30%)
  3. Hypertension (24 people, 10.30%)
  4. Systemic lupus erythematosus (21 people, 9.01%)
  5. Prophylaxis (21 people, 9.01%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Methotrexate (57 people, 24.46%)
  2. Lasix (44 people, 18.88%)
  3. Prednisone (44 people, 18.88%)
  4. Folic acid (38 people, 16.31%)
  5. Aspirin (33 people, 14.16%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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